Category : Personality

by September 5, 2019

Life is the Name. Transformation is the Game.

Gratitude and Resilience. They are two sides of the same coin. Over the past half a century, I come to realize life is about having gratitude and resilience. We need gratitude for ...

by July 7, 2019

Public Relations is just like Graffiti

Public Relations is just like Graffiti; you need a clear message to be effective and accepted. Public Relations helps you build visibility, credibility and interest for you and you ...

by July 7, 2019

Negative Comments is a business opportunity on Social Media

Develop a responseStrategymap for conversation Management Negative Comments is a business opportunity on Social Media Manage Social Media Negative Comments is an art. For any busin ...

by July 7, 2019

Bad customer service lessons every business can learn from

5 Bad customer service lessons every business can learn from Bad Customer Service 1 – If you operate a fast-food business, beware how you identify your customer on the receip ...

by July 7, 2019

Content is King. Content Creation is the Crown

Social Media content is King, and it is one of the most talking about and most misunderstood topic. Social Media Content is a strategy by itself. Social Media Content Marketing is ...

by July 7, 2019

7 Relevant Skills of the Future of our Connected Economy

What are the Skills of the Future? Our rapidly changing and disruptive world is shaped by 5 emerging trends. We are faced with Longevity of life, the flooding of smarter machines, ...

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by July 7, 2019

19 Negative Phrases to Avoid when fostering a Disruptive Culture

Every best performing company will need to embrace the Disruptive Culture based on innovation and Forward Thinking in order to survive the Disruptive Economy. The new rule of busin ...

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by July 7, 2019

Interview with Andrew Chow, Author of Personal Branding 247.

Today we have the huge pleasure of interviewing Andrew Chow, the author of Personal Branding 247! Andrew Chow is known to be a pragmatic, forward-looking, competitive, intuitive ...

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by July 7, 2019

8 Ways How Keyword Research and Planning affect Your Digital Marketing Strategy

Keyword research and planning entails the mapping the list of keywords to the customer buying experience from Awareness, Interest, Desire and Action. Keywords are the fundamental ...

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by July 7, 2019

What is Personal Branding?

What is Personal Branding? How you perceive personal branding determines the way others relate to you. Everyone is a brand, whether you like it or not. If you do not brand yourself ...

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by July 7, 2019

10 Easy Ways To build a strong Personal branding for career women with families

Share about the joy of being a mother on Facebook. This connects yourself with other mothers out there and the network can crowdsource parenting tips from one another through you. ...

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by July 7, 2019

Life on Facebook

Last Friday, one participant asked me an interesting question. He told me there are many “social celebrities” on Facebook whom he befriended and was impressed by their interest ...

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by July 7, 2019

The Inspiration behind Speaking all over the World

Why did you start travel blogging? How long have you been doing it? I started it when I began to travel internationally for It has been 6 years. At first it was pure business from ...

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by July 7, 2019

How to leverage the Business Award after winning it for Personal Branding?

Update your professional bio with this award on Linkedin. Go to “Accomplishment”, add “Honors & Awards”. The year of the award, the award presenter and ...

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by July 7, 2019

What is really Public Relations Strategy in the Age of Disruptive Communication?

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) defines public relations to be the “strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between and their pub ...

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by July 7, 2019

Disruptive Digital Marketing is really about going back to basic of knowing your customers

-Know where are your customers are on their buying journey (Awareness, Interest, Desire, Action) – Create different buyer persona to ascertain the niche keywords. Different b ...

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by July 7, 2019

What’s the Big Deal with having Publicity?

The end result or return of any public relations effort is publicity. Publicity can come in different forms: Authenticity of brand Becoming a member of the press Brand personificat ...

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by July 7, 2019

Debunking 10 Myths of Public Relations and Publicity

Many companies are oblivious to the importance of public relations in the business landscape, or simply have a different view on what public relations is all about. These views are ...

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by July 7, 2019

What’s the Big Deal about Big Data?

Big Data is simply the collection, processing, and analysis of huge data sets from traditional or digital means which deliver business intelligence for companies to enhance their s ...

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by July 7, 2019

What is considered as News when it is not faked?

What is News News reporting is the core business of the press and media. Today, the news is delivered as quickly, objectively, and accurately as possible by the press and media to ...

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by July 7, 2019

How to increase your Social Selling Index (SSI) Score on Linkedin?

Synopsis Linkedin has always been the most unrated social media platforms for many marketers. It is not just a platform for people to look for a job, it is also an excellent platfo ...

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by July 7, 2019

Let’s be Clear about Digitisation, Digitalisation and Disruption.

Definition Digitisation is the conversion of manual format to digital format using technologies Digitalisation is Integration of technologies into everyday life Disruption is causi ...

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by July 6, 2019

Forget about Shared Values, the Personality of the CEO is the Culture of the Organization

Anyone can be a leader of a company. We can call ourselves founder, CEO, Chairman or Managing Director. We are all born with different innate leadership skills. It is our personali ...

by July 6, 2019

Job Retrenchment is Career Renewal in Disguise

Retrenchment may be the best thing that happens to your career. It forces you to focus on renewal and break out of your comfort zone. There are hardly people who suffer from perman ...

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by July 5, 2019

40 friends on Facebook I would recommend

*** Original article was published in May 2010 on my Facebook’s note. Most people on Facebook often recommend themselves with strings of credential. Today, i am going to write ab ...

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by July 5, 2019

10 Most Important Questions Journalists like to ask during a Crisis

No company will ever be fully prepared for any crisis that impacts their business. The key is to develop a standard contingency plan to keep the public informed through the media o ...

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by July 5, 2019

A few Good Men & Women from Teen Challenge (735 Old Choa Chu Kang Rd)

On 5-6 August, i had the honour to conduct a social media strategy workshop for one of the leading charities in Singapore for Youth and Rehab program – Teen Challenge. A key fac ...

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by July 5, 2019

Charity Auction of 3 Oil Painting of F1 Drivers : Hamilton, Alonso & Webber

To celebrate the 3rd F1 event in Singapore on 24-26 Sep,  Ocean, a British citizen; mother of 3 in Singapore would like to donate proceeds of her oil painting in a F1 Charity Au ...

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by July 5, 2019

Branding Challenges

Are you a business owner and suffer from one of the following? People don’t know about your company. People don’t care about your company. People confuse you with another compa ...

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by July 5, 2019

10 Social and Business Truths from “Social Network”, the Movie.

A movie based on Mark Zuckerberg and the founding years of Facebook, called The Social Network, was released on October 28, 2010. The plot – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_S ...

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by July 5, 2019

5 Simple Steps to Effective Business Networking

S.M.I.L.E Not everyone can be a natural when meeting a group of people you never met for the first time. Business networking event is always a time where the most networking-savvy ...

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by July 5, 2019

My Top 10 Most Memorable Moments in 2010

What’s your top 10 moments in 2010? Before you set new resolutions for 2011, it is always wonderful to reflect on the year and celebrate every wonderful moments so that we can gr ...

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by July 5, 2019

Art of Life : The Mark of 20s & 11s in the Year 2011

As I enter 2011, i was thankful of many 1sts in my life for 2010. As usual many of my friends especially on Facebook are busy with resolution, a handful decided to go into the ne ...

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by July 5, 2019

8 Bloggers visit Hong Kah Point for Lunar New Year Shopping!

Hong Kah Point (HKP) is a bustling neighborhood centre with more than 100 retail shops and a food centre with 60 stalls serving up a wide variety of delicious local cuisines. Visi ...

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by July 5, 2019

44 guests invited for 44th celebration of life, friendship and opportunities – Andrew Chow

These 8 pictures were taken within 3 min and I myself am amazed of the different kind of hand gesture I can create  ( The left froggy was done by the wonderful staff of Jean Tan f ...

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by July 5, 2019

Developing Brand Ambassadors for Hong Kah Point through Social Media Journalists : Bloggers

The importance of Social Media for Business Social media brings about a fundamental shift in communications from corporate to peers (social networking) It’s no longer about brand ...

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by July 5, 2019

Timeless Message for Timeless Campaign – “This is an introduction, the rest is up to you”

About 20 years ago, the Social Development Unit (SDU) of Singapore (now, Social Development Network) encouraged singles to enlarge their social circles by being open to introductio ...

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by July 5, 2019

Speed Networking for busy Professionals, Managers, Executives and Businessmen (PMEBs)

What is Speed Networking ? NOT a drinking session NOT a speed dating NOT a talk or seminar Fast & Effective mean to meet as many as 40 Business Contacts per session Who do I me ...

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by July 5, 2019

How to implement a Social Media Readiness Assessment of your company

There are 8 key categories of 42 Best Practices each to answer before any company wish to fully embark on using social media to connect with the public. Senior Management Senior Ma ...

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by July 5, 2019

The 20 Best Article Submission Sites in the World for Authors

Article directories are a dime a dozen. If you are going to do it the hard way, meaning you’d rather submit one at a time and not use the best article syndication service I hav ...

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by July 5, 2019

Power Networking Tips for Professionals, Executives, Managers and Technologists

Networking is one of the best personable way of spreading your influence through knowing people, forming connections; giving and sharing before you receive. In this presentation, t ...

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by July 5, 2019

Spirit of Enterprise 2008 interview (Part 1) – Andrew Chow

This series of posts are repost from my long interview for Spirit of Enterprise Award in 2008 http://www.soe.org.sg/files/interview2008.php?i=256&a=&c=&year=2008 And ...

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by July 5, 2019

Spirit of Enterprise 2008 interview (Part 2) – Andrew Chow

http://www.soe.org.sg/files/interview2008.php?i=256&a=&c=&year=20086. What are some interesting stories you have about your first few customers/first few years in busin ...

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by July 5, 2019

Spirit of Enterprise Award 2008 Interview – Part 3

http://www.soe.org.sg/files/interview2008.php?i=256&a=&c=&year=200811. You mentioned that you faced considerable challenges during the Asian Financial Crisis. What abou ...

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by July 5, 2019

Spirit of Enterprise Award 2008 Interview – Part 4

http://www.soe.org.sg/files/interview2008.php?i=256&a=&c=&year=200816. When was the moment you realised the business would work and support you? I think every businessm ...

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by July 4, 2019

World Shaker & History Maker in our own small ways

I was very honoured to be invited to share “How to stay relevant by being social media-savvy” to a group mature PMET job-seekers in CareerClicks organised by North-East Communi ...

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by July 4, 2019

How to establish rapport with 9 different personality types

The Enneagram is a system of personality development with ancient roots, based on what we can observe about how people think, feel, and behave. The word Enneagram comes from the Gr ...

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by July 4, 2019

Handling Tough Questions with Great Answers – The Commonality between Dating and Job Interview

“What are your weaknesses?” No “correct” answer Don’t share weaknesses related to the job at hand Take a weakness and put a positive spin on it Tell the employer how you ...

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by July 4, 2019

Who Is An Influencer?

A influencer will produce other influencers and become a mentor to them A influencer never makes decision based on assumptions but from answers by asking the right questions A infl ...

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by July 4, 2019

Best 100 out of 3000 to celebrate Andrew’s Happy 2nd Twitter Anniversary

To mark my 2nd anniversary on Twitter, I went through more than 3000 tweets to select top 100 of my favourite ones to share… If structures can find new life and purpose, why not ...

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by July 4, 2019

Meet the Entrepreneur : MTE Session 12 – Mr Andrew Chow

My friend Ryan Koh has generously helped to summarize my sharing of personal entrepreneur journey on 27 Oct 2011 at Meet-The-Entrepreneur (MTE) at Chen Fu Ji Restaurant Summary C ...

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by July 4, 2019

Learn-a-thon : Seminar Key Note to raise funds for flood victims of South East Asia on 28 Nov 2011 – Kallang Theatre

Introduction It is not difficult to inspire you to develop your social network for success.  There are many networking groups, investment seminars and social media platforms out ...

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by July 4, 2019

Meet the 14 speakers in Learn-a-thon 2011

“Boyd Au turns zero into zeroes. From Salvation Army waif to executive chairman of a listed firm…….”   SPH – The Sunday Times , In 1984, Boyd with his partner started t ...

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by July 4, 2019

MTE (Meet The Entrepreneurs) Charity Concert 2012

MTE (Meet TheEntrepreneurs) Charity Concert 2012 16th of January 2012 @ Serangoon Gardens Country Club, 7pm 35 Singapore Entrepreneurs perform on common platform for the first ti ...

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by July 4, 2019

Top 10 Moments in 2011 – Andrew Chow

It is the time of the year again to reflect and give thanks for the past 12 months. There are just too many happy moments and breakthroughs. I will list 10 of them in 2011 and they ...

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by July 4, 2019

Using social media as a recruitment platform for HR Managers

In the near future, no resume is complete without your Linkedin account.  These are networks which Professionals, Executives, Business Owners and Technical specialists (PMETs) dep ...

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by July 4, 2019

Why companies are not adopting social media?

There are 10 main reasons why many companies are not embracing social media as part of their business strategy. Interestingly, they all begin with the letters which form the word S ...

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by July 4, 2019

Identifying Enneagram Types on Social Media

For simplicity, Enneagram Profiling System is the identification of personality using 9 types. Each type has their characteristics in secure and stressed situation. To catch a glim ...

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by July 4, 2019

What must be included in a corporate social media usage policy?

1. Purpose – it must be done to reflect your corporate beliefs, culture & philosophy. 2. Scope– These guidelines include, but are not limited to, the following forms of so ...

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by July 4, 2019

The Art of Online Personal Branding

Today I conducted the pilot run of ‘The Art of Online Personal Branding” for 25 adult learners organised by CaliberLink CaliberLink Located at Manulife Centre along Bras Basah ...

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by July 4, 2019

Spirit of Service Award 2012 by Asia Professional Speakers Singapore (APSS)

Asia Professional Speakers Singapore (APSS) Since 2010, the Asia Professional Speakers Singapore (APSS) has annual awards given to members of the Association during its Annual ...

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by July 4, 2019

Love Cheng Family – an initiative to show love and donation to late Mr. Cheng’s Family

Mr Cheng Teck Hock, a taxi driver and a sole bread winner, died in a fatal accident on 12 May 2012 when a red Ferrari crashed into his taxi. As a result of the tragedy, Mr Cheng’ ...

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by July 4, 2019

Thank You Facebook Song by Deborah Torres Patel

The “Thank You FB Song” Facebook page has just been launched.  It is a page dedicated to sharing the importance of relationships and being grateful for the modern social med ...

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by July 4, 2019

Love Cheng Family initiative reported by Straits Times (24 May 2012)

A Singaporean has set up a blog to spur more people to help the family of a taxi driver who died in a horrible crash two weeks ago.Mr Mr Andrew Chow, 45, a social media strategist ...

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by July 2, 2019

10 factors of consideration before you write your first book

Do plenty of research and quote the sources. Let’s face it. No matter how authoritative you are in your subject. It is always good to quote other sources which agree with your fi ...

by July 2, 2019

Best/Top 10 Moments in 2012 : Andrew Chow

My Best/Top Moments – 2012 1. Best honor : APSS President 2012 2. Best surprise : Spirit of Service Award by APSS 3. Best brand association : Internet Broadcaster In988 Brand Amb ...

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by July 2, 2019

How to Manage Negative Comments on Social Media?

Social Media Crisis Develop a response strategy map for conversation Management For any business using social media for customer engagement, a response strategy map is a system of ...

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by July 2, 2019

9 Crucial Questions about Social Selling through Social Media

In Sep 2013, Huthwaite organised The Huthwaite Future Forum with the topic – “Global Insights : Social Selling” The panel of social media specialists include: John Golden, C ...

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by July 2, 2019

Build Stronger Relationships at Work to Advance your Career

Building Stronger Relationship at Work to Advance your Career from Andrew Chow Introduction: Be it at work or in your personal life, knowing your own personality and that of your ...

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by July 2, 2019

What Asia Authors ask about Social Media 247

Andrew Chow is the author of Social Media 247. As a speaker, he has delivered keynotes on social media strategies in conferences throughout Asia. He has won multiple business aw ...

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by July 2, 2019

13 Social Media & Mainstream lessons from Riot in Little India

What this article is NOT about: 1. Why did the riot happen? 2. Who is responsible for the riot? 3. What should have been done to contain the riot? 4. Where should we go from here i ...

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by July 2, 2019

Top 10 Moments in 2013

Not in any order of merit, this is my list of the top 10 moments of my life in 2013. What a year it has been! (I say this every year!) #1 – 1st China training trip : In March 20 ...

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by July 2, 2019

Social Media Case Study #1: The launch of SUCCESS Book (Part 1)

Scenario In any launch of a brand new book by a new author, the pre-launch publicity is more important than post-launch publicity and promotion. Social Media can be used to support ...

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by July 2, 2019

My Cozy Room is my kind of SPA (4-in-1)

SPA treatment is no longer a luxury’ it is a must in today’s fast paced and highly stressful lifestyle.  In the past, it will be a crazy idea to have a Back Scrub, Hot Stone B ...

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by July 2, 2019

“Life is Beautiful” – An Interview with Celine Chan

“Life is Beautiful” – An Interview with Celine Chan I always believed that a fat investment and good marketing strategies are enough to make any business successful. But I wa ...

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by July 2, 2019

10 Key Success Factors for any Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding started as a means for start-ups to raise funds back in 2008. It is an alternative to venture capitalist investment. SME can now adopt the same model for raising of eq ...

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